Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What to do with a frozen banana....

Get your blenders out! I found these recipes very helpful when the Mudget decided he really didn't want to eat. I knew he liked to drink so I tried these, and it helped boost his nutritional intake.

Next time you are at the grocery store, buy a bunch of ripe bananas, peel, and freeze in a ziplock bag. Make sure you have a working blender. Then try some of these smoothies for breakfast or a snack.

Chocolate smoothies:
into the blender, 1 frozen banana, 1 cup milk, 1 chocolate instant breakfast. Blend till smooth, and it will remind you of a McDonald's shake.

Tropical smoothies:
1 frozen banana, 1/2 cup orange juice, 1/2 cup pineapple juice. Blend till smooth.

Strawberry heaven:
1 cup frozen strawberries, 1 cup Greek yogurt, 1-2 tbsp honey or a splenda equivalent. Blend till smooth. You will have a healthy alternative to strawberry ice-cream

You can create your own recipes with the basis of the frozen banana and 1 cup of a liquid. And you can change it around depending on what fruit is on sale, in season, or starting to get too ripe. Frozen berries and mangoes work great. Just freeze, add liquid, and blend. And for those late nights once the kids are in bed, they (would) make a slammin' daiquiri.

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